Definition of tubby in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌbi/

adjective (tubbier, tubbiest)

1 informal Short and rather fat: a small, tubby man
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  • Since his medication seems to have made him less energetic and incredibly gluttonous, he's getting rather tubby now.
  • On the other hand, this will not be a great night for couture designers; Jack is a driven character, but also short, tubby and bedraggled, heedless of fashion's demands.
  • The defiant stare, too, would have made a subtle effect, emphasised by the averted, pixellated face of the tubby, shorter guard.
buxom, well upholstered, well covered, well padded, of ample proportions, ample, round, rounded, well rounded;
informal pudgy, beefy, porky, blubbery, poddy
British informal podgy, fubsy
North American informal zaftig, corn-fed, lard-assed
2(Of a sound) lacking resonance; dull (as that of a tub when struck): historic classical recordings with a tubby overall sound
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  • One would think that all those cellos would produce a thick, tubby sound, but Boulez's rhythmic and contrapuntal virtuosity keep the music lively and athletic.
  • The Stokowski recording is a bit tubby here but it is an exciting performance.



Example sentences
  • I dodged him and then kicked his behind sending him tubbily with arms flailing into the next section.
  • Many a Westerner undoubtedly came to consider those performances - often rough, blowsy and tubbily recorded, with basses to the fore - idiomatic, if only by default.
  • He's a funny character, but a bit more gimmicky than the majestically, sexily, tubbily Peter!


Pronunciation: /ˈtʌbɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Similarly, using a bass control to correct tubbiness or muddy bass response also falls short of success.
  • And tubbiness is a leading contributor to high blood pressure and heart disease, one of our biggest killers.
  • The reflectors give the soundboard the more optimum grand piano shape, enhancing the treble, providing longer sustain, eliminating tubbiness in the bass, while helping provide clarity of tone.

Words that rhyme with tubby

chubby, clubby, cubby, grubby, hubby, nubby, scrubby, shrubby, stubby

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